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The width tool – and its ghost anchor points

Feb 21, 2013 5:40 AM

Tags: #illustrator #anchor #points #tool #cs6 #width #ghost

Hi everybody,


i looked up everywhere now, but it seems, the problem hasnt solved yet. A Bug? No way, not with that great tool, they would update it, right? 


Soo to my case:

I try to use the width tool, and in most of my cases it works perfectly.

But if im opening a document from my friend (we both have Illustrator CS6 at the newest update) it wont work perfectly. (By the way, on my friends computer the width tool never worked right)


Some Time ago, there was another thread about this, but it wasnt solved in the end. So I quote this, because it makes clear what im up to (just look the video, and you will understand):


» I've been trying out the new Illustrator CS6 and while using the Variable Width Tool I found it is not accurate, at least the anchors appear somewhere else from where I am clicking...

I've uploaded a pic. and a videoto clarify.

This is a line with no other 'width anchors', after pulling the handle, the anchor appears in another place from where I was editing the width... «




Do you know the problem? Do you know a solution?

Would be great, thanks in advance!




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    Feb 21, 2013 9:20 AM   in reply to green_phanta

    Check if the object has Align to pixel grid on. Turn that off.

    Screen Shot 2013-02-21 at 11.17.00 AM.png


    In the tranform palaette (especially on your friends computer) turn off align new objects to pixel grid, so future objects will not get that option turned on.


    Let us know if this solves your problem.

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